Tbone202 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 169 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 11 months 5 days ago) and read 989 times:
Hi everyone! I just have a question about Delta's (or any airlines) 757 and the MD80. Which is better for someone who doesn't get to fly much? Yes, my flight search's continue, and for about the same price here is what I found. From RSW to CVG, which is better on Delta, the MD80, or 757? Looking foward to your responses, and yes I'll rememeber not to double post this time... LOL.
CV640 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 948 posts, RR: 6 Reply 2, posted (11 years 11 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 889 times:
I like them both. The 757 is extremely powerful, nice push on take-off(It is also my favorite airliner), but in the air they are both quiet and smooth. The MD80 is nice if you can get on the side with two seats, especially if the other is empty, very nice. They both have the same type of seats though, so guess it just comes down to which is the best time.
Super80 From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 133 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (11 years 11 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 887 times:
well tomorrow i'm going on a trip and i will be flying aboard an md88 and then a 757 the next leg on delta so I will be able to give you a good opinion of each after i get there and have time to make a write up.
Captaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5095 posts, RR: 13 Reply 8, posted (11 years 11 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 841 times:
I have never flown on the 757, but i think the MD-80 is a great aircraft.. not to mention it is my favourite.. But i dont think it is comparable to the 757, which is bigger and more powerful. The 757 has IFE and the MD-80 doesn't. .
Strickerje From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 723 posts, RR: 1 Reply 9, posted (11 years 11 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 829 times:
The noise on board the aircraft all depends on where you are. With the engines on the tail of the MD-80, it's quieter on average, but since they're fuselage-mounted, it's a lot noiser to be in the back of an MD-80 than to be by the wing of a 757. I would know, seeing as I've been in both of those places... and I don't even get to fly that much! In case anyone cares, they were from LGA-ATL aboard a DL MD-88, seat 38A (the window seat, but being the last row, there was no window ), and YYZ-ATL aboard a DL 757 (I don't remember the seat number since it was a long time ago, but it was right by the wing). In conclusion though, I'd enjoy both of them! (hey, I don't get to fly much)
SQ325 From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 1437 posts, RR: 8 Reply 10, posted (11 years 11 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 792 times:
Both are absolut fantastic planes. I flew in a MD 80 from CVG-TPA my seat was right between the engine.
Extremly powerful takeoff and climb.
B757 is defintly the smoother choice but just for fun, pic the MD80